On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1916

Historical Events

  • 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1984)

Person of interestEdward Heath

Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), born in Broadstairs, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Joe Liggins, American blues, jazz, and R&B pianist and vocalist ("The Honeydripper"), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
1916 Highlights

About July 9, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer